2018 Course Information: Encaustic Photo Collage

Encaustic Photo Collage

Learn Encaustic Photo Collage with award winning La’Nelle Gambrell at her Fox Mountain studio, 14 miles north of Mountain View. The art of encaustic uses molten bees wax, crystallized tree resin and pigment to produce images with translucent depth and a surprisingly durable surface. A medium of growing popularity, its history dates back to the 5th century B.C. and was used beautifully by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. A multi-talented artist, La’Nelle Gambrell teaches a number of the encaustic techniques she has perfected over the past 6 years, starting with photo collage in this one-day, five-hour workshop. All materials are included in the tuition.

You will receive plenty of individualized attention as class size is limited to 3 or less, and individual tutorials are possible.

For dates other than the one listed – ask! La’Nelle will accommodate students whenever feasible. For an alternate date, call Gambrell’s studio: 870-746-5506. Be sure to mention Arkansas Craft School when making arrangements.


10:00 am-04:00 pm
Materials Fee:Included
REGISTER BY:2018-05-20
Arkansas Craft School

101 North Peabody Ave. Mountain View, AR 72560

Instructor: La’Nelle Gambrell

La'Nelle Gambrell, studied studio arts at College of the Desert Arts in Palm Desert, California and graphic design at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas. She also studied privately for two years with the well known Texas sculptor, Ellsworth Handy. As the owner of La'Nelle Gambrell Advertising/Art and later Artemis Film and Graphics, (Corpus Christi, Texas and Houston, Texas) La'Nelle has won numerous awards, including several Best of Show awards for her corporate design, various film/graphic projects, set design and paintings. "I've been an artist all my life, but only discovered encaustics, now a passion, some six years ago after moving to Mountain View, Arkansas." She has put away her previous mediums and has now devoted her entire studio to perhaps the oldest know art form, the ancient art of the Egyptians of the Fayum Valley. Her expertise in the medium sometimes references recognizable forms, sometimes not but always. There is the depth, brilliancy and translucency that can only be achieved with flame and molten bees wax. La’Nelle is a member of International Encaustic Artists , and the Encaustic Art Institute in Cerritos, New Mexico .

Works by the Instructor